What is Home Care?

Private duty in-home care services, and their cost, can feel overwhelming. We get it. This is why we’re here to help you find the best care for your loved one. Learn about our home care services in Maryland and Washington D.C., their costs, and how to access them for yourself or someone in need.

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Home Care: A Definition

Home care services encompass non-medical and medical care provided by a professional caregiver in a person’s home, including skilled nursing care, medication management, wound care, and specialized memory care for those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

How Home Care Works

By understanding patient needs, creating personalized care plans, and executing them through caregivers. Care plans are tailored to individuals and regularly reviewed to ensure proper care. Home care services primarily include personal care assistance (feeding, bathing, etc.) and activities of daily living support (grocery shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping).

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Benefits of Home Care

Home nursing services offer several advantages: tailored care, full attention, convenience, minimized travel and coordination, relief for caregivers, and more. This approach ensures a personalized plan for your loved one, providing dedicated one-on-one care rather than dividing time among multiple clients. It’s often more affordable than assisted living or nursing homes. Home care reduces travel costs and lets your loved one stay in their familiar, safe, cost-effective environment.

Who Qualifies for Home Care

Home care services are versatile and cater to various conditions, situations, and ages. There are numerous instances where individuals may require in-home assistance. Our patients’ common struggles include:

  • Chronic disease: Around 6 in 10 adults struggle with chronic diseases, necessitating assistance to maintain their daily lives.
  • Cognitive challenges: Individuals with memory loss or memory-related diseases opt for professional memory care at home, a viable alternative to assisted living.
  • Older Individuals: Even the most independent individuals often need help with transportation, medication management, and meal assistance.
  • Adjusting post-hospital: People requiring temporary assistance when returning home after a medical procedure or hospital stay.
  • Disabled: Those with permanent physical or mental conditions that demand specialized care.

How to Get Home Care

Getting home care involves identifying potential home care agencies and arranging meetings with representatives in person or through phone/video calls. During these meetings, the team will discuss the needs and desires of the person requiring care to assess their unique situation. Finding a care provider who matches their personality and schedule is essential.

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Home Care Costs

Home care costs vary depending on the chosen provider and the client’s specific needs. However, home care is generally more affordable than prolonged hospital stays. There are different payment options available to assist with these costs. Advanced Nursing & Home Care offers high-quality service at competitive rates. You can contact them to schedule an appointment and receive a free quote.

Ways to Pay for Private Duty Home Care

Options that cover private duty home care services:

  • Long-term care insurance
  • Veterans Administration (VA) benefits
  • Self-pay

Options that do not cover private duty home care services:

  • Medicare or Medicaid
  • Private medical insurance
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Is it Time for Home Care?

Learn more about our full offerings and decide the best fit for your care needs with this quick 4-5 minute survey.

In-Home Care Assessment & Care Plan

Act today to ensure your well-being and comfort. Take the step now and schedule your home care assessment to determine the specific skilled nursing, personal, or companion at-home care services you may need.

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Looking to Join our Team?

Please visit our Careers page to explore current opportunities